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UPDATE: Music Licensing 101: The Basics for Hotel & Restaurant Operators

I first posted a version of this blog entry in June 2012, and have received many queries since about music licensing and, in particular, the homestyle exception. A common misconception about the homestyle exception is that it applies to recorded music, such as MP3s and CDs.

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Is There a Doctor in the House? Responding to Severe, Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions

A restaurant’s first response to an allergic reaction by a customer should be to leave it to the customer’s family member or friend to administer first aid. Further, the restaurant should call 9?1?1, if the customer exhibits a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis).

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Not in My Neighborhood! Marijuana and Zoning Laws in Seattle

If you own property or are looking to start a marijuana-related business in Seattle, you should pay close attention to the zoning laws over the next couple of weeks and months.